These two are the same coat both done in wool. Both were in Etcetorize on Etsy and both of them sold:
I love adding a surprise lining, like this one in the grey coat:
This coat was inspired by something I saw in a Victoria's Secret catalogue a few years ago. One day, while I was wearing it, someone actually stopped me to ask if I had bought it from Victoria's Secret! That put a smile on my face for quite awhile. The trim and the top stitching are what make this one special:
I really love this one but I seem to only pull it out for special evening occasions. It's a little hard to tell in the picture but it has a little sliver thread that runs through the tweed that sparkles in the light. And if that weren't enough drama, the large ruffle collar is thrown in just to make sure that it makes a statement.
These last two coats are my everyday coats that I flip between. The burgundy tweed is an adaptation from a vintage pattern from the 70's. I had to change the proportions a bit, especially the collar. It's probably a good thing this isn't a really detailed shot because now and again my big purse catches on the loose weave of the tweed and snags.
When that happens I switch to this one...my all time favourite and the one that I get the most compliments on:
|Another surprise lining|